Sunday, 20 January 2013

we call it home


Hey folks!
Tonight I thought I'd take you for a quick walk around the little apartment Dallas and I share together out here in South Korea.
One of the perks of the school contracts for foreign teachers is that your apartment comes with the job rent-free.
I know, right?
It can be a gamble though and we have known people who have been stung with a really tiny and/or dirty and old places to live in.
Dallas and I were lucky enough to pull the long straw with this apartment~ it's in a nice new building and although small, it has a split level with room upstairs for bedding even though we don't use the upstairs at all.


This is our first time living together so we've really enjoyed nesting and leaving our own little impressions all over the place.
We live and sleep in the downstairs area, using the bed as a sofa too.


The Life Aquatic poster was a gift Dallas got for his birthday and the two smaller pictures are pages from a Himalayan Mask coloring book Dallas bought when we were travelling in India which I colored in and framed.


The little nook under our stairs is where we stash our little dinner stroke crafting table.
We eat all our meals off this table Asian-style sitting on the floor.
I also have a little floor garden of succulents and a large plant we inherited with the apartment.
The steps make a great showcase for ornaments and tea lights.


I love the way the late afternoon sun slants in through the blinds casting orange shapes on the wall.


Mini bathroom.


And lastly our little pocket of kitchen. 
It can be a challenge trying to create a meal in such a limited space but we've gotten used to it now.
We hung the tapestry over the upstairs balcony, I think it gives a great pop of color to the room ^^

I hope you enjoyed the room tour!
 It's definitely come to feel like home to us these last 8 months.
Happy Sunday!
x







26 comments:

  1. That is actually a really cute little place to live! Love what you've done with it :)

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  2. You have such a cute loft! Love the pocket kitchen :)

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  3. Just found your blog after reading your guest post on Andrea's blog! You are so adorable! Loving all your posts! I am going to have to try those envelopes soon and your home is so cute! I love it! :)

    This Lovely Little Day

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    1. Wow thank you Kellene~ you have a beautiful name! x

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  4. I just found you through your guest post on Andrea's blog and I'm so glad I did. I love what you guys have done with your space! I wish our apartment had as much personality as you have managed to install in your small space.
    Liz
    http://blendingafamilyofdorks.blogspot.com/

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  5. I really like the way your home is set out, and it's cool that it's rent free. I love how it still has a super homely vibe even though it's on the small side in places. Lovely!

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    1. That definitely is a huge perk of coming out here to teach ~.^
      Thank you Bekka x

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  6. That's so funny that the phone is near the stairs like that. Does it make it difficult to make phone calls?

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    1. haha! Actually it's an intercom so when someone rings the doorbell we can buzz them in...but it does look like a phone >.<

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  7. So wait...there's nothing upstairs? This place is cuuute! I want to eat on the floor!


    ♥JANETTE
    Janette Lane Blog


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    1. Haha! you're most welcome to come for dinner >.<
      Yeah we just use the upstairs for storage, it's really tiny up there, you can't even stand up straight.

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    2. That's cool! What a neat space!

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  8. Awww you guys have such an adorable little apartment!

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  9. I love it! looks really sweet and cosy.

    Zoe x
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's cozy indeed, the place is teeny...bite-size!
      Thanks for commenting, I love your blog >.<

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  10. Your home is so lovely! I've always dreamed of having a home with stairs so I could decorate it like yours.

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    1. Aw! Thank Hoo! (see what I did there >.<)

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